Ferreira and fans watch big win in Bangkok
news Sun 5 Nov 2017
Paulo Ferreira was the special guest at a live screening of our game against Manchester United in Bangkok this evening.
Our club ambassador, who won every major honour at club level over the course of his nine-year Chelsea career, joined a huge crowd at 66 Station, a bar in Bangkok, to watch the Blues record a memorable victory over Man United courtesy of Alvaro Morata’s second-half winner.
There were over 800 guests in attendance, made up of members of the official Chelsea Thai Supporters Club’, partners of the club and walk-in customers, and they were treated to a brilliant Chelsea performance as we ran out deserved winners against Jose Mourinho’s side.
The event kicked off with those supporters in attendance invited to have their photo taken with the Premier League trophy, before Ferreira took part in a Q&A session.
The Portuguese was only too happy to chat with fans and sign pieces of Chelsea memorabilia, before it was time to sit down and watch the action unfold from the other side of the world.
The loudest roar of the night arrived early in the second half when Morata rose to meet a Cesar Azpilicueta cross and power his header into the back of the net, and that huge cheer was almost matched as the final whistle sounded to signal a massive victory for Antonio Conte’s side.
The event brought the curtain down on another busy day in Bangkok, with various events taking place across the region with the Premier League trophy on show.
Earlier this morning, a coaching session took place at the NIST International School for local charities our International Development Centre have been working closely with over the last year, including the Mercy Centre, which is located in central Bangkok. In total, a hugely enjoyable and productive session was attended by 65 Thai players.
That was followed this afternoon by the Chelsea Bangkok Cup, a tournament featuring 16 adult teams made up of club partners, Foundation partners and members of our official Thai Supporters’ Club.
The event was staged at the NIST International School and overseen by expert coaches from the Chelsea Foundation.
The teams were split into four groups, where they played fixtures in a league format, before the most successful sides progressed to the knockout stages of the competition.
The tournament was eventually won by the Thai Supporters’ Club after they overcame Yokohama in a tight final, but with over 350 players and spectators attending the event it was a memorable day for all to be a part of.